Our team of experienced and dedicated professionals are responsible for the business strategy at both bank while ensuring higher returns to our shareholders and seamless customer service.
Parvataneni Venkateswara (PV) Rao
Acting Chief Executive and Head of Financial Markets
Now counting more than 33 years of banking experience, Mr P. V. Rao joined the SBM 6 years ago. Formerly, he worked for Syndicate Bank and IndusInd Bank in India. Mr P.V. Rao has almost 20 years of experience in Treasury and also served in rural Agriculture and Retail Banking.
Veronique Lim Hoye Yee
Division Leader and Head of Credit Risk Team
Mrs Lim Hoye Yee started her banking career at SBM Bank (Mauritius) Ltd as Senior Officer in Credit Underwriting in 2001. Subsequently, she has held positions of increasing responsibilities within the bank over a span of 11 years, including Head of Credit Underwriting, Head of Intensive Care and Research, Head of Risk Management and Head of Credit Administration.
In August 2012, she took the position of Head of Credit Underwriting and Risk at ABC Banking Corporation Ltd where she played an instrumental role in setting up the risk management framework and implementing risk management practices before returning to SBM Bank (Mauritius) Ltd in September 2016 as Head of Credit Risk Team.
Mrs Veronique Lim Hoye Yee holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics and Accounting from University of Bristol, UK, MSc in Economics and Finance from University of Bristol, UK and CFA Charterholder from CFA Institute, US. She has been appointed as executive director of SBM Bank (Mauritius) Ltd on 22 February 2018.
Head of Operations
Amrit is currently the Head of Strategic Innovation at SBM. He joined SBM in December 2015 to head the Program Management Office. Amrit formerly spent 4 years at Banque des Mascareignes where he held several high-calibre posts.
Head of Retail Banking
Mr Anil Gujjalu is the Head of Retail Banking. He has some 20 years working experience in the consulting and services industry in Mauritius and Europe. Prior to joining SBM, he served as Chief Operating Officer for Barclays Bank Mauritius.
Head of Financial Markets Sales
Anju has more than 10 years’ experience in Treasury Sales covering various asset classes. She was formerly Chief Treasury Sales Dealer at Afrasia Bank Ltd, and also worked in several firms prior to joining SBM. She holds an MSc in Global Banking & Finance from European Business School, London and a BSc Economics & Finance from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
Head of SBM Microfinance
It is the 39th year for Mr. Ghoora at the SBM. He started his career in the Retail Banking Division. During this period, he affirmed himself in several senior front line positions and in 2006 he was appointed Area Manager for Port Louis and Northern Branches . He then successively headed the SME (Retail) and SME (Corporate) divisions. He holds a Diploma in Financial Services Management from the Chartered Institute of Bankers of London, UK.
Head of Business Support
Mr Hurkoo has extensive experience in the banking sector, having worked in this field for over 27 years which includes 25 years at SBM. He has broad experience in banking, spanning from Retail to Special Assets. Darmen has occupied various senior positions in the banking industry including Head of SME.
Head of Compliance
Deenesh is currently the Head of Compliance. Prior to joining the Bank, he worked at the Bank of Mauritius between January 1983 and January 2016 when he retired as Assistant Director of Supervision.
Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs
Mr Jhowry holds an LL.B from the University of London and is a qualified barrister having been called to the Bar of Mauritius in 1999. In 2007, he moved to Barclays Bank (Mauritius) Ltd where he was legal counsel for over seven years. He subsequently joined SBM Bank (Mauritius) Ltd in 2016 as Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs.
Head of IT Security
Girish is currently heading the IT Security division of the Group. He was previously the Information Security Specialist at the Bank of Mauritius and took up the post of Project Manager in Advisory Capacity for the Government of Mauritius. He holds a BTech in Computer Science and an MBA, Systems and Project Management from the Birla Institute of Technology.
Head of Financials Institutions
Kris is a seasoned banker, having worked within SBM Group for 14 years. During these 14 years, he held the post of Senior Officer, Financial Institutions/Global Business/Syndication Desk. More recently, Kris was the Head of Financial Institutions at AfrAsia Bank since June 2015 where he played an instrumental role in revamping the FI business strategy in Africa and elsewhere and also increasing the network of partner banks in other countries.
Neelesh Sharma Sawoky
Head of Internal Audit
Mr Sawoky has over 17 years of banking & auditing experience in banks and financial institutions. He has led audits covering all areas of banking operations both locally and in overseas subsidiaries. Prior to leading the Internal Audit function at SBM, he was the Chief Internal Auditor at Bank One Limited for 7 years.
Norman Fon Sing, CFA
Norman is currently the Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking – Segment A and is responsible for overseeing and growing the overall Corporate and Institutional Banking Assets and Liabilities in Segment A. He holds a Bachelor of Science Honours in Actuarial Science and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He has a rich professional experience of 11+ years in the Banking Sector during which he has held various strategic positions, from heading Business Development functions to Domestic Corporates and Customer Relationship Management.
Ragini has over 21 years of experience in banking and joined SBM in February 2015. Having worked in various positions, including leading custody operations within an international bank, she has extensive exposure in general banking operations, lending and relationship management.
Mr.Mooneesawmyis currently Head of the Credit Administration Team. He joined the Bank in 1977 and has a broad experience ranging from Relationship Officer to back office functions, having worked in the Retail team, Corporate Banking Division and the Operations team amongst others. He has spent 25 years in Senior Management positions including Branch Manager, Head of Credit Services, Legal and Recovery & Workout.
Ratan joined SBM in 2003 and has worked in different departments namely the Credit Risk Team. He was the Portfolio Lead in Corporate & Institutional Banking before heading SME Banking since July 2016. He is a fellow of ACCA.
Rajiv has more than 7 years’ experience in Foreign Exchange and Stock Markets. He was previously Senior FX Trader at MCB Treasury, and recently joined SBM. He has a BSc in Mathematical Sciences from City University (Cass Business School) from London and an MSc in Mathematics and Finance from Imperial College, London.
Mrs Rita is a seasoned banker with 29 years of banking experience at the SBM. She held various positions before leading the Performance Management Team. She started her career in the Trade Finance Department and has also been in charge of the Operation Centre and Trade Finance department.
Mr Rawoteea is a banker who has worked over 18 years in this sector. With extensive experience in Retail and Private Banking, he occupied positions such as Senior Private Banker and Branch Manager in many reputed banking organisations. He was the Head of Sales and Marketing of SBM (NBFC) Holdings Ltd.
Sylvain is the Head of Business Continuity Planning for the SBM Group. He has an extensive experience of more than 25 years in the banking sector. He has a strong expertise in Business Continuity Management (BCM), Disaster Recovery (DR), and Crisis Management. He was also elected as Business Continuity Manager of the year for Africa in 2014. Sylvain is an Associate Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (UK) and holds MBA and a BSC in Computing and Information system (UK).
Thierry has 15 years of experience in the marketing and communications field. Before joining the SBM, he was the Senior Marketing & Communications Manager for Microsoft Indian Ocean Islands & French Pacific. Thierry holds an MSc in Marketing Management from the University of Surrey, U.K. under the State of Mauritius Postgraduate Scholarship.
Mr Veeren launched his career within the SBM in 1989. He joined SBMIT as an IT professional and held various positions therein before being appointed as Officer in Charge of SBMIT Operations in 2006. In July 2008, he achieved the rank of Senior Officer and was later appointed Head of E-business in 2015.
Vikash was appointed as Head of the Anti-Fraud Division in November 2015. Vikash has over 15 years of experience across the Financial Services Industry and Law Enforcement Agencies, specialising in the investigation of Financial Crime offences such as fraud, money laundering and corruption.
Vikram is a Chartered Banker (London) and also holds an MBA from University of Leicester. He has broad based experience in Commercial Banking with focus on Corporate Finance .He started his career at SBM , held various key position till 2008 when he left to join other local banks in senior management position. He again joined SBM in September 2016 and is currently heading International Banking with focus on African market.
Vimal has more than 10 years’ experience in derivatives trading and structuring. He was formerly a Managing Director and the Global Head of Credit Derivatives Trading at Commerzbank. He has significant international exposure, having lived and worked in London, Dubai and Singapore for several years. He was a laureate on Science Side from Royal College Curepipe for the year 2001 and holds a BSc in Actuarial Science from City University (Cass Business School), London and is a CFA Charter holder.